Link’s grand-pappy and Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto, stopped by the Big Apple today and sat down with Polygon to talk about the Wii U GamePad and Nintendo’s plan to focus on its second screen. Many people have had a chance to utilize the second screen on the GamePad through games like NintendoLand and New Super Mario Bros. U but it seems the novelty may have worn off and Nintendo has dropped the Wii U technology ball. Miyamoto stressed that Nintendo can do more things for the fledgling system with new added features, a more solid software list, and of course really pounding home the idea of what the GamePad can do.
Miyamoto told Polygon,
\”We\’re really focused on delivering content that takes advantage of that GamePad interaction and makes that second screen something that’s very meaningful and so that’s where we need to put our focus.\”
Also, as part of the plan, Miyamoto told Polygon that Nintendo is going to focus on strengthening the appeal of the Wii U in these next coming months by developing strong content and showing that the Wii U is a piece of hardware that people will want connected to their television at home. Referring back to the NFC technology Miyamoto said that Nintendo will definetely show off that technology this year. Wii U games that will be able to utilize two GamePads are also in the works but Miyamoto said now wasn\’t the time to unveil those in the open market just yet. With the impending release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both the Wii U and 3DS many people would hope that there would be the ability to cross connect between both pieces of hardware but unfortunately that is something Nintendo is still working on and hopefully they will have that ready in time for Super Smash Bros. U which is supposed to have that ability.
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